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Lourdes is a commune in the French Department of Hautes Pyrenees in the Midi-Pyrenees region in south western France. Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees, famous for the Marian apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes, that occured in 1858 to Bernadette Soubirous. At that time, the most prominent feature of the town was the fortified castle that rises up from a rocky escarpment at its centre. Lourdes is a wonderful city to visit for its many historic and cultural attractions, as well as for the wide range of venues and restaurants.
Top Attractions Within Lourdes
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is an area of ground surrounding the shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, in the town of Lourdes. The place has several functions, including devotional activities, offices and accommodation for sick pilgrims and their helpers. Nearby, there are also the baths of Lourdes. As well as drinking it, pilgrims may also choose to immerse themselves in the water, at the baths.
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is the largest eastern Rite Catholic in Lourdes. The main feature of the Church is the five domed roof. The church was designed by Myroslav Nimciv, while its Byzantine interior polychrome decorations were executed by artist Jerzy Nowosielski. The church is about a 10 minute walk from the basilica and the grotto. Tourists who go up on the roof of the Church face a breathtaking view of Lourdes.
La Source is a spring in Lourdes, which is believed to miraculously cure all diseases. The spring is located near the grotto. Do not leave Lourdes without a drink of water from the famous spring. Water is collected in reservoirs and available in cans or plastic bottles.
The Basilica of Pius X in Lourdes has a capacity of 20.000 people and it is one of the largest churches in the world. Pilgrims and visitors who come here can also visit the museum dedicated to Sainte Bernadette, as well as her childhood home.